Dr. Heather Newett


I was born and raised in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania as a horse crazy girl, and started my secondary education at Wilson College with the aspiration to become a horse trainer. I quickly realized that I had a stronger academic interest in science than in equestrian sport, and subsequently graduated as a biology major. Even though my riding pursuits were no longer the focus of my career, I have maintained my passion for riding and it has followed me throughout my life and travels.

After graduation from Wilson, I worked for several years outside of Philadelphia, before moving cross-country to pursue my Master’s of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley in their School of Public Health, from the Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology. My time spent at Berkeley was inspirational, and provided me with an excellent education, as well as curiosity and respect for the significance of the relationship between animal and human health.

As my interest in animal health and disease developed, the practice of veterinary medicine became a potent aspiration, and since my graduation from Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, I have been in love with my career.

On my days off I can usually be found at the barn, getting covered in dust and horse sweat, and pursuing my passion for the sport of eventing. I enjoy backpacking trips and day hiking with my dogs and fiancé, and have recently been spending a lot of time wedding planning. I also enjoy traveling to see new places, as well as to visit loved ones and friends.